Stow Mayor Karen Fritschel will run for re-election this November. Fritschel, currently serving her first term as mayor, said she planned to formally announce her candidacy at a press conference which was scheduled to take place yesterday at the Acker-Moore VFW Hall.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as the mayor of Stow," Fritschel said. "A lot has been accomplished in the last three years, but there are a number of projects I would like to see through to their completion.

"I enjoy working with the residents in Stow, city employees and city councilmembers," the mayor continued. "It's been a great collaborative effort that I would like to continue."

The mayor's current term runs through Dec. 31, 2007.